And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have
gotten a man from the LORD.
And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a
tiller of the ground.
And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the
ground an offering unto the LORD.
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof.
And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and
his countenance fell.
And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin
lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the
field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am
I my brother’s keeper?
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth
unto me from the ground.
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy
brother’s blood from thy hand;
When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength;
a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy
face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it
shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be
taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should
And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on
the east of Eden.
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city,
and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat
Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of
the other Zillah.
And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as
And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the
harp and organ.
And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and
iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech,
hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my
If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For
God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then
began men to call upon the name of the LORD.